• G. Kevin Donovan, Georgetown University Medical Center
  • James Giordano, Georgetown University & Ludwig-Maximilians Universität

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  • Michael Schwartz, Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Medicine, Round Rock
  • Dan Stein, University of Cape Town


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James Giordano

James Giordano
James Giordano PhD, MPhil, is Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program in the Center for Clinical Bioethics, and Professor of Integrative Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry, at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA. He was 2011-2012 Fulbright Professor of Neuroscience, Neurotechnology, and Ethics, and currently is Section Head of the Neurotechnology and Neuroethics Across Generations (NNAG) Program at the Human Science Center of Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany. As well, Dr. Giordano is IGERT Research Professor of Neurosciences and Ethics in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA, and 2012-2013 William H. and Ruth Crane Schaefer Distinguished Visiting Professor of Neuroethics at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

His ongoing research focuses upon the use of advanced neurotechnologies to explore the neuroscience of pain and neuropsychiatric spectrum disorders, neuropathology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and the neuroethical issues arising from the use of neuroscience and neurotechnology in research, medicine, public life, and national security and defense.

James Giordano

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Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine considers articles on the philosophy of medicine and biology, and on ethical aspects of clinical practice and research.

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Congratulations to PEHM Editor-in-Chief Dr. James Giordano, and Editorial Board member Dr. Roland Benedikter, who were awarded Germany's prestigious 2012 Klaus Reichert Prize for Medicine and Philosophy for their ongoing collaborative work.


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